Los Angeles

Opened in 1994, our Los Angeles office provides professional development and resources to more than 7,600 area educators; reaching over 528,000 students in more than 1,200 public, religious, and independent schools throughout Southern California.

Follow us @FacingHistoryLA

In Southern California, there are an increasing number of schools that recognize the impact Facing History can make when the program is implemented in an in-depth way, either by using it in multiple grades or in yearlong courses.

News and Announcements

January 11, 2019

Check out this collection of our top offerings from 2018. The classroom resources, events and learning opportunities are still relevant and engaging today. 

October 25, 2018

In advance of the midterm elections, Facing History CEO Roger Brooks stops to consider the impact of non-voters, and worse, uninformed voters in an Op-Ed published on CNN.com.

August 29, 2018

As students are returning to school at a challenging time in our democracy. At Facing History and Ourselves, we share an unwavering commitment to values that promote reflective and safe learning experiences, anti-bigotry principles, and a student-centered learning process. Read more about our new products that reflect those values.

   

Events in Southern California

Professional Development

2019

February

  • 26
    Fostering Democracy and Informed Civic Engagement
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Fostering Democracy and Informed Civic Engagement

    Learn how to create a classroom environment in which students can learn to exchange ideas, listen respectfully to different points of view, try out ideas and positions, and give—and get—constructive feedback without fear or intimidation.
    San Diego County Office of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Rd
    San Diego, CA 92111
    2.26.19
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm

March

  • 5
    Strengthening Literacy Strategies
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Strengthening Literacy Strategies in Social Studies Classrooms

    Prepare students for college, career, and civic life by building literacy skills needed for effective civic engagement in the 21st century.

     

    San Diego County Office of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Rd
    San Diego, CA 92111
    3.5.19
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • 26
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    3.26.19 - 3.27.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

April

  • 8
    Denial and History
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $20.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Denial and History: The Armenian Genocide

    How is it that a genocide widely covered in 1915 became a contested and denied history in subsequent years? Using primary sources and critical literacy skills, explore both the history of the Armenian genocide and the circumstances that have led to its denial.

     

    4.8.19
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
    350 S Bixel St
    CA
  • 16
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    4.16.19 - 4.17.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

June

  • 17
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    6.17.19 - 6.18.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

See the Complete Facing History Calendar

Videos

Get to know our work through stories told by teachers, students, scholars, and partnering organizations.

Leila M. at the 2013 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner

Student Leila M. tells her family’s story of coming to the United States from Iran

Angello Portillo at the 2013 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner

Angello Portillo tells about being a bully in middle school and reflects on Facing History

Susan Friedman at the 2013 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner

Susan Friedman speaks about her time in Bosnia as a journalist for the TODAY Show

Pages

Facing History, Los Angeles Advisory Board

Carrie Richman, Chair

Charlene Achki-Repko
Colette Bablon Ament**
Jordan Bahat
Mitra Best
Joanne G. Blum
Aaron Cohen
Pamela Rubin Cohen
William D. Feldman**
Susan Friedman
Jane S. Herzog
Andrea Iloulian
Andrew T. Kugler
Eunice Lee
Rita Lurie
Jake Neuberg
Andrew S. Pauly**
Dr. Terrence Roberts**
MyKhanh Shelton
Florence Sloan
Jesse Stern
Dave Stohl
Margaret Stohl
Karen Sulzberger
Adam Weiss
Janice White
Mandy Adams Wolf

*Board of Directors
**Leadership Council

Contact Us

350 S. Bixel Street, Suite 160
Los Angeles, CA 90017
United States

213-202-2811

Search Our Collection

Everything you need to get started teaching your students about racism, antisemitism and prejudice.